Student veterans who have received a medic certification or its equivalent can get on the fast track to an associate degree in nursing through Collin College.

Now, students can use the credits they earned in the military and can receive an associate degree in nursing in as little as three semesters.

“Collin College is so proud to launch the Fast Track Program in Nursing to enable veterans in our community to continue their service as a registered nurse,” said Collin College dean of nursing Donna Hatch. “Collin College is a veteran-friendly institution, and I am extremely pleased that the nursing department can assist in giving back to our veterans who have served our country.”

Flexible, online classes and rotating clinical hours are available through this program to fit any student veteran’s schedule. Collin College has repeatedly been named a top military-friendly school by Military Advanced Education, and offers student veteran groups and customized veteran advising.

Earning an associate degree in nursing can help the veterans apply their military medical knowledge and real-world experience to start a career as an registered nurse, expand their job opportunities and be able to articulate to a baccalaureate degree program in nursing. Collin County continues to be a hotspot for veterans, with nearly 50,000 veterans living here.

For more information or to apply, contact nursing advisor Lisa Zachmann at or 972.548.6711.


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